Four gentlemen from Barcelona who met at the university, where they studied cinema, and came to the brilliant idea to form a band. We dont know if they would have been geniuses in the science of cinema, we do know that their decision to become Mujeres paid of. The band is known for a mix of punk, garage, rock and roll and maybe even some blues and rockabilly. It is fast, exhilarating and fun. Within a year after releasing their self titled debut they had a full touring schedule. Not just in the little bars in Barcelona where they started their career, but in festivals all over the world Spain, UK, France, Italy, Portugal, Holland, Belgium. Mujeres even conquered the US several editions of SXSW in Austin, NYC, Chicago and Canada CMW in Toronto with their magnificent show. You dont even have to know the songs to sing and jump along. Mujeres is pure fun, for band and audience. They are now presenting their second album Soft Gems. The front row is unbridled chaos. Kids are bent-over-barricade stoked, screaming the words, throwing fingers and fists, jumping atop one another. They're responding like it's a long-awaited reunion show rather than a set from one of the Barcelona DIY scene's most popular recent groups. ...Mujeres are most concerned with the energy of their music, creating moments with audiences that are breathing and physical. Pitchfork
Dead Ghosts are a four-piece garage rock and roll band from Vancouver, British Columbia. Raunchy LoFi recording style, country esque vibes, sweet guitar pluck and jangle, driving rhythms, and the occasional Back From The Grave feel is the basic make up of their songs. To get another idea of their sound, they've gotten comparisons to namely the bands the Black Lips and King Khan & BBQ Show.
Kevin Michael Mayfield, Lana Rebel, Jeik Ficker, and Bobby Carlson are Hermanitos, wanna be our hermanito too?
1. Make a shrill howling or wailing noise, a caterwauling guitar 2. The human expressive sounds of Brittany Katter and Tyler Hosskinson. Also categorized as rock, soul or fuck yeah.
This is a league of hilarious, insightful women. We tell our stories, make our voices heard, and raise money for local charities. Female StoryTellers was founded in 2012 as a way for women to share their stories and their voices and platform for women of Tucson to express themselves. We work to promote feminism and equality In our community by empowering women. Each month women are invited to share their stories in the form of a 10-15 minute monologue. Our theme changes every month, but our mission remains the same- give women a space to speak and share. In addition to providing this much needed space, we donate money to local organizations that promote women, children, and the arts in order to stay connected and give back to the community that we love. FST! Is incredibly grateful for the warm reception and amazing way the community has embraced us and we couldn’t be happier to be part of Tucson.
Electronic Dance Music from 1980-1990 @ Plush New Wave, Italo, Disco, Synthpop, New Beat, Electro 21+ Free
RIYL: Ani Difranco, Tracy Chapman, Mary Lou Lord, Shawn Colvin and Michelle Shocked
RIYL: Aimee Mann, Joni Mitchell, Feist, early Liz Phair, Ryan Adams and Lucinda Williams
"No stranger to Flagstaff and a name suggesting sugar and spice...Hello Dollface is sultry and bluesy with the occasional Rocky Mountain rootsy rhythm slipped in. -FlagLive March 2012 "Mixed up melodic indie/soul with an ever-so-bluesy slant." -Santa Fe Reporter December 2011 "A unique sound that encompases many genres while still keeping an identity." -KSUT Radio November 2011
"(Lopez') talented voice...a mixture of Ani Defranco, Fiona Apple and Tracy Chapman. This accompanied by her Latin influenced breakneck style of guitar playing...With a voice like vanilla coffee, bold but smooth, Leila Lopez has a Spanish Bossa Nova style with influence from Santana to the Gypsy Kings and Joni Mitchell." - The Aztec Press "This native Tucsonan singer-songwriter plays six instruments, and writes lyrics with the poignancy of Dylan. They accompany a smooth, sweet, clear voice that has the jazzy, R & B style of Sade, with attitude... (like) a mellow Ani DiFranco." - Downtown Tucsonan
Hailing from Tucson, AZ, Copper & Congress is a dynamic three-piece ensemble bridging gaps between the genres of folk, jazz, blues, rock, and lounge. Their 2012 debut album The Leap Year features the talented vocalist/guitarist Corey Cottrell, drummer Kai Lindstedt, Joey Burns & Jacob Valenzuela from Calexico, and renowned producer Craig Schumacher. C&C unifies three musicians from widely disparate backgrounds to create passionate, beautiful, honest music. The band is reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, Feist, Portishead, Beck and Zero
Oddkinn is the adventures of lex and his friend Bunny. Sounds: Layers, looping, textures you can swim in. Lex is a former member of Saint Rorschcah, and current front man for Some Of Them Are Old...both based out of Tucson.
Ocean Void is a 4 piece band comprise of Vocalist Taylor Plecity, Guitarist Elias Gibbens, Bassist Nick Cashman, and Drummer Max Kanefield, known for their melodic and atmospheric sounds, as well as their more upbeat bass riffs and clever use of effects and feedback. Imagine the sound of a dreamchime craching into a traintruck, multiplied a bunch of times. Does that make sense? No? That's because describing a unique sound with nothing but written words and nothing to compare it to is impossible, or at the very least hard and i'm tired of trying. We'd love to demonstrate though! Come see us at one of our shows!
RIYL: Elefant, French Kicks, The Smiths and The Animals
It turns out, that if you try to play Tom Petty songs as heavy and rawking as you can, you end up sounding a little like Motorhead.
The Electric Blankets: desert romantics blending an exciting brand of dirty garage-indie-pop! "The Electric Blankets... hook-laden, jaunty rock-n-roll" - Tucson Weekly
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Life has a way of letting us know what we’re supposed to do and when we’re supposed to do it. We can distract ourselves, but life is persistent. Jessica Hernandez knows that. She knows that no matter what gets in the way, time won’t stop for anyone. Be it struggles or triumphs, Hernandez is ready for whatever, whenever. This malleability expresses itself in so many facets of Jessica’s life. The first-generation American grew up in and around Detroit. There are few regions more impressing as the nitty-gritty of Rock City and it left its mark on the 25-year-old artist. Her voice is instantly recognizable. Its strength and soul are matched by an honest vulnerability. Whether she is singing heartfelt words about someone that has left this world too early, or belting out a danceable tune through a big smile, Hernandez is unforgettable… especially with the ultra-talented Deltas behind her. Never one to adhere to norms or outside pressures, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas have learned lesson after lesson along their rise as one of Detroit’s favorite bands. They’ve honed their craft in sell-out shows and tours than span the nation. It’s easiest to classify Hernandez by seeing the people that come to every show. All races, all ages, all fans of good music.
"Imagine you're sitting around a desert campfire late at night listening to someone tell a Western-tinged story involving themes such as courage-manifesting, truth-seeking and hope. The narration is pleasantly raspy, grounded and inspiring. As the plot thickens, the voice builds and the arc at the final revelation carries you somewhere far beyond your cozy spot near the crackling embers. You feel lighter. You've transcended cynicism. You are enamored with what is now the fresh, new soundtrack to your positively reinforced subconscious. Don't be surprised if the debut EP by Carlos Arzate and the Kind Souls has this effect on you. Arzate is one hell of a songwriter. His vocal chops and catchy melodies are obvious strong suits on this release. "Fly Away" is a much-needed positive anthem in these media-induced derisive times. The soaring vocals capture Arzate's full power and range, with Katherine Byrnes adding stellar harmonies. "Love Letter Missile" has a sense of urgency enhanced by gripping piano and slide guitar, as well as a standout and all-too-brief guitar solo. "On the Fence" is a true desert hymn with howling and horns. I encourage diving right into this musical reservoir of anti-cynicism. It's the perfect balm to soothe Tucson's growing pains." - Mel Mason of The Tucson Weekly.
Main Stage21+ $6